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Witnesses saw 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott jump off bridge, police say

August 19, 2012 |  9:46 pm


Witnesses told police that Tony Scott got out of his Toyota Prius on the Vicent Thomas Bridge on Sunday, scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped without any hesitation, law enforcement sources said.

Scott jumped off the bridge in San Pedro about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. A source said officials looked inside the car and determined it belonged to the famed movie director and producer. A note listing contact information was left in the car.

A suicide note was later found in his office. Its contents were not revealed.

Photos: Tony Scott behind the camera

The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed his identity on Sunday evening,

Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, directed "Top Gun,"  "Enemy of the State," "Beverly Hills Cop II" and "Crimson Tide."

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and the coroner's office.


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Photo: The Vincent Thomas Bridge in 2012. Credit: Los Angeles Times